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Welcome to day 12 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the Ultimate Embroidery Kit from Sublime Stitching! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 13th to be entered to win!

The Original Embroidery Kit! Everything you need to learn how to embroider (and keep embroidering) with high-quality supplies all brought together for you in one kit. Hundreds of possible projects, endless possibilities. Become an embroiderer like magic!

Comes Crammed With:
- 5" Plastic Embroidery Hoop
- 4 Embroidery Needles w/ Magnet
- PINK all-metal embroidery scissors
- Complete Embroidery How-To and Stitch Diagrams by Jenny Hart

Kit is packaged in super cute Floral Fantasy Tote!

Sublime Stitching was founded independently in Austin, Texas in 2001 by Jenny Hart, due to an overabundance of bunny-n-duckie patterns and outdated, overly-difficult instructions for embroidery. After first trying embroidery in the summer of 2000, Hart was unable to find any alternative patterns for stitching (“alternative” meaning: anything other than cutesy teddy bears, duckies, bunnies and scarecrows). Instead of waiting for the craft industry to do something new, she did it herself. Jenny decided to create the company she wished existed: introducing her own designs in non-traditional themes, with new education and new anything for embroidery.

Hart’s vision for updated embroidery has grown from her first line of four design sheets to over fifty themes, including the collaborative Artist Series, and a complete product line that includes quality tools and textiles for embroidery.

Sublime Stitching endeavors to maintain fair-trade relationships both locally and internationally and to collaborate with communities of other independent crafters, artists and locally-owned businesses whenever possible. All for embroidery and embroidery for all!

Comment to Win: What level sewer would you consider yourself?

Congratulations to corvus who won a DVD package from Threads!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Sublime Stitching

391 Comments

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.39 AMby salynnet

    Intermediate, I can follow and slightly alter patterns, but I’m far from draping, lol

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.27 AMby vasea

    I think I am something between beginner and intermediate.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.14 AMby eckypucky

    Intermediate for craft and home decor projects but a novice at garment sewing. :o)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.14 AMby felixknits

    intermediate…. i can follow patterns and make my own (simple) ones…

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.11 AMby maffie

    beginner. i am learning.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.57 AMby leslie

    Advanced beginner? I can do a lot, but still get stuck on some of the basics—like zippers!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.48 AMby libra-s

    I would say I am intermediate/advanced. I can design and make pattern, but there are still pleanty to learn and I’m open to learn more and more!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.46 AMby tklexi

    Intermediate- I can draft some kinds of patterns, but not all of them. But I can draft and sew corsets, so I think Ive got a good handle on techniques and skills. I just need to gain experience with a broader range of fabrics and do some more tailoring before I’ll consider myself an expert.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.43 AMby Claire Larson

    probably a beginner-intermediate. I can do the basics, but I haven’t made much yet.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.42 AMby kimdewolff

    Competent, but still learning. Can follow patterns and sometimes make simple things (skirts, pjs) without.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.41 AMby dalan121

    Advanced beginner. What i lack in sewing skills and experience, i make up in creativity.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.41 AMby koh

    Novice/Intermediate beginner, I’ve been able to sew competently since I was 12 but I don’t do it often enough to have advanced much further.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.41 AMby dstme

    I once would have considered myself an advanced sewer but with the dawning of all of the new machines, cloth, tools and other equipment; I now consider my self Intermediary.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.38 AMby melissadahan

    I am an intermediate sewer. I can follow directions pretty well.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.25 AMby figamadood

    I’d say intermediate, and I still learn something new every time I sew!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.17 AMby sewcrazymomma

    definitely advanced…..been sewing a long time….

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.12 AMby spetersn

    im really a beginner, but i like to take on more advanced projects sometime they work out other times i have to make alterations

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.04 AMby sewknitful

    I’d put myself on the beginner side of intermediate. Or advanced beginner. I can usually follow a pattern easily but fitting and tailoring still flummox me.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.42 AMby Michelle Burton

    Intermediate – but pushing myself to progress further!!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.35 AMby Jessiena

    Expert or Advanced, sewing is my bread and butter! As with any creative medium, there are techniques I have perfected and others that I know not, but I’m sure it wouldn’t take long to add a new one to my bag of tricks.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.33 AMby sewlindaann

    I would say I’m an Advanced Beginner. I have books, DVD’s, and mags. When I want to sew something I learn from it. I know basics about seams, pressing, etc. I really need to learn fitting, and how to manage details. I learn best by doing and trying with the books open.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.31 AMby Lisa Crawford-Bell

    intermediate…. Well, I haven’t sewn in years. In 1988, I made my daughter prom dress without the use of a pattern. I wanted to prove to myself that I can design or make clothes that could appear on the red carpet. I’ve only had the basic sewing course in school, but I know how to cut, lay out a pattern and can follow instructions and illustrations as well. Her dress turned out fabulous, but I did seek some help to get the finish look. I’m back to sewing now and need a refresher course. I’m so glad I’ve found your link on FB.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.27 AMby daphne-1

    I’d say intermediate also because I’ve been sewing for a while and have taken one haute couture class.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.22 AMby meshuggeknits

    Beginner to Intermediate. Maybe I’ll consider myself to be fully Intermediate after I finish a few more projects.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.20 AMby theknitter

    Intermediate…relatively new to sewing but adventurous, not afraid of anything (mostly) and willing to use a seam ripper!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.19 AMby ambermarie

    Just when I think I posses intermediate sewing skills I attempt a new project and realize that there are still many things I need to learn and I feel like a beginner all over again

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.18 AMby vanessa

    Intermediate, I suppose.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.17 AMby samnicholas-

    I would consider myself an intermediate sewer. I can follow a pattern with no trouble and I can design my own basic patterns if it’s something I really want and I’m great at modifying patterns. I rarely use patterns at face value. I would love to add embroidery to the mix though!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.15 AMby sewingelle

    somewhere between intermediate and beginner. Welt pockets still scare me and I’ve not yet attempted a bound buttonhole.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.12 AMby mollynewman

    Intermediate

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